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Quite a History lesson Posted by Michael Butler, Thursday, April 18, 2013
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Thanks to Tom Sawyer, a great treat Posted by Michael Butler, Saturday, March 9, 2013
This is a very interesting video sent by Paul Koslo, his comments:
Here is the mass shooting doc, it's only 11 minutes, It'll make you think they may have an incredible observation.
Peace and love,
Pablo Posted by Michael Butler, Thursday, December 20, 2012
Bill Moyers, one of our greatest journalists speaks out in clear, concise for all of us in the same boat. mb Posted by Michael Butler, Friday, November 4, 2011
Karl Sanda sent this video. I am a great fan of Bill Moyers work. Somehow I missed this which was broadcast 9 april 2009. It is current history so pertinent to the crisis of today. It concisely explains the causes of the depression of today. 30 minutes and worth everyone. mb Posted by Michael Butler, Wednesday, October 19, 2011
I have seen this before. I am certain you all have seen it at least once. It is so pertinent that I had to see it again. I felt I should send it agin. It really makes you think? mb
Thanks Karl Posted by Michael Butler, Saturday, July 23, 2011
Yes, we know that education is a disgrace. The media is controlled by a small group of oligarchs. These and the MICC (Military Industrial Congressional Complex) thrive on the direction of continuing the American Empire. Fear does not make us secure, only paranoid.
Chalmers Johnson RIP just passed away. His remarks and books portrayed the betrayal of the great American dream by greed and hubris unchecked. mb Posted by Michael Butler, Tuesday, November 30, 2010
How did the land of the free and the home of the brave arrive at a place where citizens could be manipulated with such efficiency and on such a massive scale?
Posted by Michael Butler, Monday, November 15, 2010
Recently from great friend Robert Clarke RIP. He wrote
"Take a Few Minutes, Sit back and watch this. It will take you back."
Posted by Michael Butler, Wednesday, March 17, 2010
video sent by maylouise sillman. My comments:
You can be a hawk, an RRR (Religious Right Republican) or a stockholder in the MICC (Military Industrial Congressional Complex) you cannot escape coming to the same conclusion - a question? What are we getting or plan to get from the Afghan War? Flag drapped coffins, crippled bodies and a staggering war debt are just part of benefits we can accrue from this conflict. Mark my word the Afghan situation has become, as for many others, a graveyard of empire. Pray that we get out now! mb Posted by Michael Butler, Sunday, November 1, 2009
I keep hoping with hope that we will have a third party. Do humor me and go along with my dream. "Mouseland" is a lesson for all of us. mb Posted by Michael Butler, Sunday, September 27, 2009
“Frost Nixon” is the film you should see. If you are interested in history you will see the dramatization of an incredible interview. It is important as it will set the stage for your further exploration. Those who study the past have a great insight as to the present and a window to the future.
If the present Bush/Cheney administration had paid attention to past they could have avoided many tragic errors of judgement. The neocon cabal who influenced them so much obviously had neither studied nor understood the lessons of history. Those who had any knowledge were so obsessed with hubris as to make imperialism their mantra.
The Time of Troubles for America started with the assassinations of Jack Kennedy, Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy. Hope was replaced with a fear that we were left without leadership we could trust. The Vietnam War was tearing the country apart. The Radical Left in the form of the Yippies conspired to disrupt the Democratic Convention. Thru public fear of those riots in Chicago we got the Nixon Presidency. It has been downhill ever since.
I have also included two recent articles from which will expand on the treachery of our leaders. They are “Parry on LBJ’s ‘Traitor’ Tapes” [Video] and Parry’s “Henry Kissinger: Eminence Noire”. As you read these articles you will perceive the continuation of our betrayal as shown in “Frost Nixon”.
In pursuing this film and these articles I am sure you feel, as have I, rage, sickness, concern that we have been part of such activities by our leaders whom, after all, we elected and put in office. Since 1968 it has been downhill.
Our politicians have so co-opted the media that we rarely get the straight or full story on the items of real concern to us. Without the internet we would truly be in the dark. We have allowed entertainment to dominate the news.
In the transparency of full disclosure as to my credentials:
I was friendly with the Shah of Iran and still with his sister Achraf.
Worked with King Hussein of Jordan as the re-construction of the Hejaz RR while advising Sen. John F. Kennedy.
Unsuccessfully pleaded with Mayor Richard Daley to give the Yippies the parade permits and the park sleeping privileges during the Democratic Convention to avoid their confrontation with the police.
Was interviewed by David Frost in May of 1971 on HAIR'S 3rd Anniversary. Awhile back saw him again at 'Highgrove' house party of Prince Charles.
After the Kent State Massacre was asked to the White House to explain the youth attitude toward the administration. I explained that the kids felt Nixon was part of the Mafia. As heroin was more available in the playgrounds than grass.
Was listed twice in the Nixon enemies list at Los Angeles and Oak Brook.
Posted by Michael Butler, Sunday, December 28, 2008
Ian sent this and it made my day a lot happier. The news was so bad about unemployment we needed an uptick. MB Posted by Michael Butler, Saturday, December 6, 2008
The Goal--To Save The World By Changing Its Perceptions. www.scientificblogging.com/howard_bloom/
Author of: The Lucifer Principle: A Scientific Expedition Into the Forces of History ("mesmerizing"-The Washington Post), Global Brain: The Evolution of Mass Mind From The Big Bang to the 21st Century ("reassuring and sobering"-The New Yorker), and How I Accidentally Started The Sixties ("a monumental, epic, glorious literary achievement." Timothy Leary).
Former Core Faculty Member, The Graduate Institute; Former Visiting Scholar-Graduate Psychology Department, New York University
Founder: International Paleopsychology Project; founder, Space Development Steering Committee; Founding Board Member: Epic of Evolution Society; Founding Board Member, The Darwin Project; Member Of Board Of Governors, National Space Society; Founder: The Big Bang Tango Media Lab; Chairman of the Advisory Board, Asian Global Summit; member: New York Academy of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Psychological Society, Academy of Political Science, Human Behavior and Evolution Society, International Society for Human Ethology, Scientific Advisory Board Member, Lifeboat Foundation.
Posted by Michael Butler, Friday, August 1, 2008
Bill Altmiller says, "wow this was ok in 2002 just think how it is now"
This is probably the reason so few protests have happened these couple of years. The government has moved more into the realm of the fascist state.
Can anyone look at this and not be concerned. What starts out a peaceful protest is morphed into violence by the strong arm tactics of the authorities. Of course the government wants to instill fear by making such protests seem violent.
Most violence from the crowds has come from the reaction to police brutality. We saw that very much in Chicago 1968. Now 40 years later it is much more controlled and the media is very subdued. That is the way it starts.MB
Posted by Michael Butler, Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Video by Peter Dudar & Sally Marr Posted by Michael Butler, Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Had to send this, thanks Pamela Posted by Michael Butler, Friday, August 24, 2007